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The Vagrancy Act, 1943 (Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. VII OF 1943 )

Chapter II


Power to require apparent vagrant to appear before Special Magistrate
6. Any police officer authorised in this behalf by the District Magistrate 1[and, in 2[a Metropolitan Area], by the Police Commissioner] may require any person who is apparently a vagrant to accompany him or any other police officer to, and to appear before, a Special Magistrate.

  • 1
    The words and comma “and, in the Dacca Metropolitan Area, by the Police Commissioner” were inserted by section 12 and the Schedule of the Dacca Metropolitan Police (Amendment) Ordinance, 1976 (Ordinance No. LXIX of 1976)
  • 2
    The words “a Metropolitan Area” were substituted for the words “the Dacca Metropolitan Area” by section 114 and the Schedule III of the Chittagong Metropolitan Police Ordinance, 1978 (Ordinance No. XLVIII of 1978)
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